Photo by Nick Smith

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Conservation Finance Conference

Please join us for NCC’s inaugural Conservation Finance Conference

In light of the current situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in an abundance of caution, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is temporarily suspending all in-person events, including Conservation Finance Conference June 4 & 5, 2020, until April 30.

Watch this space for more information.

For those who have already registered for the conference, a refund will be processed for your registration fee in the coming weeks. NCC is hopeful that this conference will be rescheduled to a date later in the year, still to be determined. Thank-you for your support and interest.

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Investing in Nature Based Solutions:
Growing the Markets for Nature Based Investments

Who Should Attend? Corporate, Government, Banking, Investment Management, Insurance, Foundations, ENGOs, Philanthropy


Nature Based Solutions are being increasingly recognized as one of the world’s leading responses to both climate change and the protection of biodiversity.  However, the need for capital to finance emerging investment opportunities in order to achieve these outcomes has never been greater.

Conservation of Canada’s lands and waters offers future investment opportunities to a wide range of investors across asset classes, providing financial returns as well as positive Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) benefits.

But what are Nature Based Solutions and what are some of the emerging opportunities you need to know about? What new financial structures and investment vehicles need to be created in order to attract capital? What are the potential financial returns available and how do we connect the sources of capital to the projects?

These are among the topics to be explored in this inaugural two-day conference designed to bring both investors and those who require capital into the same space.

Please join some of the world’s leading experts to discuss answers to these and many other relevant questions. Most important, this conference provides an opportunity to connect practitioners of all types.


Thursday, June 4, 2020, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Reception & Dinner, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday, June 5, 2020, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


150 King St West
16th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
(Located in the Sun Life Financial Tower, North East corner of University Ave. & King St. West)


C$200.00 per person
Registration fee includes all food, beverages and Reception/Dinner.

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Speakers and Panelists will include:

Patricia Fuller, Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change
Andy Chisholm, Member, Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance
David Brand, CEO, New Forests (Australia)
Stewart Elgie, Executive Chair, Smart Prosperity Institute
Plus, many other leaders from the financial, corporate, government, foundations and non-profit sectors.

Supported by:


TD - The Ready Commitment